Behavioral Economics Seminar: ALIED Theory: Why Your Clever Strategies Fail to Catch The Liar
The Behavioral Economics group at IFRO invite to open seminars with a range of subjects within Behavioral Economics.
This Wednesday Chris N. H. Street, Lecturer at University of Huddersfield, will give a presentation titled ALIED Theory: Why Your Clever Strategies Fail to Catch The Liar
Can people tell when others are lying to them?
There are two key findings. We are awful at detecting deception. Accuracy rates are slightly better than a coin flip. And to make matters worse, we believe others are telling the truth more often than they actually are telling the truth. Unsurprisingly, researchers have used words like “naive”, “gullible”, and “error-prone” to describe the lie detector. The Adaptive Lie Detector (ALIED) theory takes a more optimistic view, and argues that people flexibly adapt to the situation to make smart, informed judgments. The theory is consistent with research in social, judgment and decision making, and cognitive theoretical work. This talk will describe a number of studies exploring ALIED theory and consider its implications for both theory and practice.